Shanghai Metro 101: How to Get Around Shanghai With Public Transit

Sep 26, 2019 10:05:00 AM / by Tina Huang

In this vlog, Tina Huang teaches us how to get from point A to point B in Shanghai using the subway. With Apple Maps as her sidekick (yes, apparently it's actually good in China) and a destination in mind, she takes us along on a journey off campus.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

Tips for Your First Time Flying Alone to a Foreign Country

Sep 5, 2019 11:52:11 AM / by Tina Huang

CAPA Shanghai vlogger Tina Huang has arrived in Shanghai! In her first vlog of the semester, Tina covers a topic that can applies to all study abroad students - flying internationally! For many, this may be your first time flying overseas, or even, as is Tina's case, flying alone. Make sure to watch for some highlights of Tina's travels and for some helpful tips from her experience to help you embark on your next adventure!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, shanghai-vlog

Introducing CAPA's Official Bloggers & Vloggers for Fall 2019

Aug 22, 2019 10:27:00 AM / by Jessie Gibson

We’re very excited to introduce and welcome our team of official bloggers and vloggers for Fall 2019!

Each of them will receive a grant accompanied by an explorer fund while they are abroad to help them generate their stories here on CAPA World. From pre-departure thoughts through their reflection upon their return to The States, we will watch the stories of these students unfold as they learn about their host country, explore and discover the real city beyond stereotypes and expectations, interact with locals, focus on their academics and complete internships.

So who are they and where are they going?

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The 5 Most Impactful Aspects of a Summer Abroad in Shanghai

Aug 19, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Absa shares the reality of her multicultural experience in Shanghai. From getting used to Chinese food to sharing what it's like to be a black person abroad, she tells us how she navigated her study abroad and internship in Shanghai and what it all means to her. As she steps out of China, read on about the 5 things that's made the most impact for Absa.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Why Study Abroad

Learning How to Make Traditional Chinese Dumplings with CAPA Shanghai

Aug 15, 2019 10:40:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Making Chinese dumplings from scratch in Shanghai? Definitely an item that's crossed off on Absa's bucket list! Here's a story of how 18 Champlain College students got involved in this cultural activity and learned how to make dumplings. Want to make some of your own? Absa shares more details on the recipe in this post.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Budgets, VPNs & Other Tips from a Shanghai Study Abroad Veteran

Aug 14, 2019 12:18:39 PM / by Lauren Girard

In her final episode of the summer, Champlain college student Lauren reflects on her experience in Shanghai and shares tips to help future students deal with the unique experience of studying abroad in China! With advice ranging from budgeting and scholarships, to dealing with China's "Great Firewall" with a VPN, to getting used to the eastern squat toilet, make sure to watch if you're heading to Shanghai this fall - this vlog could be a lifesaver!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Predeparture & Study Abroad Preparations

19 Photos from the CAPA Excursion to Beijing, The Forbidden City, and the Great Wall

Aug 12, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Pack your bags because we are taking a high-speed train to Beijing! Is The Great Wall of China on your list of places to go before you die? Have you wondered how to make your way to The Forbidden City? Well, in today's post, Absa will show you around all these places and more. Together with her CAPA classmates, she spent the weekend in the prominent Chinese city where they toured some of the most historic spots in the world and spent time taking in the local culture.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Learning the Art of Bargaining in Shanghai

Aug 6, 2019 11:23:00 AM / by Absa Samba

Your first time bargaining may feel awkward so Absa has put together some helpful steps to ease you into the Chinese consumer culture. She also shares the things (affordable luggages and bulk souvenirs, anyone?) that she and her friends have gotten from negotiating with shop owners. You'll leave Shanghai knowing how to bargain, so put this new skill to practice while you're there!

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

How to Spend a Weekend in Huangshan for $150

Jul 31, 2019 11:46:18 AM / by Lauren Girard

One great thing about studying abroad in Shanghai is that it can be incredibly cost-effective to travel to other parts of the country, thanks to high speed bullet trains and youth hostels in tourist hot spots! Don't believe us? Champlain College student Lauren and 7 of her friends were able to spend a weekend outside of Shanghai in Huangshan and Hangzhou for less than $150 per person. She breaks down her planning and the costs in this new vlog, so definitely check it out for helpful advice on how to plan a similar trip when you study abroad in China! 

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Local Culture

Playing the Same Tune

Jul 23, 2019 1:40:00 PM / by Dr. Michael Woolf

"Thoughts on Education Abroad" is a monthly column written by CAPA The Global Education Network's Deputy President and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Michael Woolf.


In this month's column, Dr. Mike Woolf describes the connection and relationships between the Jewish and Black communities with music—specifically jazz music. He also shares numerous historic examples of how music represents the empathy found in each community, as well as the controversies that marginalize minorities and their shared experiences.

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Posted in: London, England, Dublin, Ireland, International Education, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Shanghai, China, Florence, Italy, Barcelona, Spain